Juicing is pretty intense.
I put a lot into it every week:
selecting the ingredients, cutting, washing, sorting, storing, then the actual juicing. But, it doesn’t have to be all that daunting.
What I Buy
Every week, I buy:
1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of bok choy or collard greens
1 bag of brussels sprouts
5 small beets (with or without the greens)
2 bunches of celery
2 pounds of carrots
1 bag of red apples
1 bag of green apples
5 small grapefruit
Preparing to Juice
On Saturday or Sunday, I cut, wash, and separate all the ingredients except the apples and grapefruit. Those I wash and cut the night of the juicing. I have a washtub that I keep in the fridge that holds 5 bags of prepared juice veggies…
The above weekly ingredients will make about 5 bags for juicing.
There will be about 3 or 4 carrots, 4 or 5 celery stalks, one small beet, small handful of kale, bok choy, and / or collard greens, 3 to 5 brussels sprouts, very small amount of ginger in each bag.
I use as much of the stalks as possible.
I use organic as much as possible – especially the kale, celery, carrots, and apples. Those absorb the most bad stuff when not organic.
I don’t really peel anything, except the beets.
The Night of the JUICING…
So, while I’m fixing dinner…I core the apples and peel the grapefruit. I get out the bag that was prepared over the weekend, and I juice away. It makes about 20 ounces – which I split with my husband.
I drink mine with a straw - Dennis just guzzles. He literally downs it with one big gulp!
I also add diatomaceous earth and chia seeds. Again…that is for another post – but I love these two products!
Juicing is sometimes daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be overly time consuming or challenging.
I still eat a little dinner – but not nearly as much. I try to drink the juice first…on an empty stomach. And really, after drinking 8-10 ounces of juice, I’m not that hungry. There just isn’t room for all those calories…I mean greasy meat and fatty pasta…I mean other food.
Of course juicing is just one option for a healthy diet. For most people, just eating a well-balanced diet is enough to maintain optimum health. Be sure to join our Clean Eating Challenge!